The TTIP will not get banned ingredients into the EU
News

In March 2015, the European Commission changed its position concerning cosmetics in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). This represents a major shift on the impact that the TTIP [...]

The ecological criteria for the award of the EU Ecolabel for rinse-off cosmetic products
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In December 2014 the European Commission published a long-awaited decision on the criteria required to award the Ecolabel for rinse-off cosmetics products. This document set down the basis and Europea [...]

Cetylpyridinium Chloride – the next cosmetics preservative?
News

What is Cetylpyridinium Chloride? Cetylpyridinium Chloride is a well-known raw material with great potential in the prevention of microbial spoilage of various types of products including cosmetics [...]

Sun Protection Factor Determination Guidelines
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What are sun protection products? Sun protection products are classified as cosmetics in Europe. Their function is to protect the user from the UVB sun rays that can cause sunburn and may lead to s [...]

SCCS to clarify concerns on Arbutin, a skin-whitening cosmetics ingredient
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On 25th March 2015, the European Commission requested that the SCCS (Scientific Committee of Consumers Safety) elaborate on their verdicts on α-Arbutin, β-Arbutin and Deoxyarbutin, three chemical fo [...]

New NANO UV-Filter Allowed
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The European Commission’s Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) has published its verdict on the use of MBBT and concluded that the substance, used in its nano form as a UV-filter and at [...]

Legislation

(EC) No 1223/2009 (Cosmetics Regulation)
⇨ Cosmetics Regulation

2013/674/EU
⇨ Guidelines on Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliement and of the Council on cosmetic products (Guidelines on the Cosmetic Products Safety Report)

(EU) No 655/2013
⇨ Common criteria for the justification of claims used in relation to cosmetic products

(EU) No 1004.2014
⇨ Amending Annex V to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products (Parabens)

(EU) No 1003.2014
⇨ Amending Annex V to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products (MCI-MI)

 (EU) No 866.2014
⇨ Corrigendum to Commission Regulation (EU) No 866.2014 amending Annexes III, V and VI to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and the Council on cosmetic products (alkyl (C16, C18, C22) trimethylammonium chloride, citric acid (and) silver citrate, ETH-50 (nano))

(EU) No 358/2014
⇨ Amending annexes II and V to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products (parabens & triclosan)

(EU) No 1197/2013
⇨ Amending Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products (hair and eyelash dyes)

(EU) No 658/2013
⇨ Amending Annexes II and III to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products (hair dye products)

(EU) No 658/2013
⇨ Amending Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products (Polidocanol)

(EU) No 344/2013
⇨ Amending Annexes II, III, V and VI to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products

OTHER DOCUMENTS

Animal Testing
⇨ Documents related to animal testing in the field of cosmetics

Alternative methods for cosmetics testing
⇨ Public consultation on alternative methods for cosmetics testing

OTHER APPLICABLE EU LEGISLATIONS

Chemicals website

⇨ Chemicals website of the European Commission including information on restrictions on the marketing and use of certain dangerous substances and preparations

Climate website
⇨ Climate website of the European Commission regarding ozone-depleting substancescontained in aerosol products

Pressure and Gas website
⇨ Pressure and Gas website of the European Commission relating to aerosol dispensers

Legal metrology and pre-packaging website
⇨ Legal metrology and pre-packaging website of the European Commission with information on nominal quantities and nominal capacities permitted for certain prepackaged products

Environment website
⇨ Environment website of the European Commission on packaging and packaging waste